Time is an interesting concept – and one I was interviewed on recently at a local level. We all appear to have an internal sense of time (just think how LONG it would take you to do something – wash the dishes, clean the house, write that paper, write a blog!). Just guess the amount of time it would take you. We seem to intuitively know about time -Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, offers explanations of time in a way that makes sense.
Have you ever been somewhere and time appears distorted – you chat for hours with someone and it feels like 5 minutes! You sit through a 30 minute lecture and feel like you have lost days of your life (yawn!). What if you could slow/speed up time through tapping, on purpose, wherever you wanted?
While tapping the side of the hand spot on either hand, repeat these phrases out loud, (or change the words to fit your exact situation). Check the tapping points if you need to here.
“Even though things seem to take a long time for me, I deeply and completely accept myself anyway.”
“Even though I feel so annoyed/angry/cranky when things take too long to happen for me, I accept who I am and how I feel.”
“Even though I am overwhelmed when things happen too quickly in my life, I deeply and completely accept myself anyway.”
***Now for the reminder phrases ***
Eyebrow: “Things seem to take a long time for me”
Side of Eye: “I’m reluctant to let this belief about time go.”
Under Eye: “I feel angry when things take a long time.”
Nose: “I don’t know how to change this.”
Chin: “I am easily overwhelmed by fast pace.”
Collarbone: “It feels too hard to change this.”
Under Arm: “I feel resistant to changing.”
Head: “I’m not sure I want to change this and be different.”
Play around with it and have some fun!
Until next time, Happy Tapping!